Inside JGU 2018 - Issue 6 (July)

JGU signs MoU with Harvard University


JGU and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) at Harvard University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand and reinforce their institutional collaboration. JGU has collaborated with Harvard University since its establishment in 2009. The two universities have developed an extensive academic relationship through joint conferences, joint research programmes and an annual study abroad programme at Harvard University for nearly 30 students of JGU.

Both universities have agreed to collaborate in three areas – the first area where the two institutions will reinforce their collaboration is student engagement through an annual teaching session at Harvard for JGU students. The second area of collaboration is through joint conferences on themes of interest to both the institutions. Third, the MoU opens the way for other research and educational activities, including joint research projects, joint training and capacity building programmes and joint publications in the field of human rights, development and public health.

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Monthly Spotlight : JGU strengthens collaborations with partner universities in the US and UK


As part of JGU’s ongoing efforts to strengthen and expand academic collaborations with universities in the United States and United Kingdom, JGU Vice Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar visited the University of Oxford, New York University and Harvard University from 13 to 20 July 2018. The visits included meetings with Dr. Alice Prochaska, Former Principal, Somerville College and former Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford; Professor Kellye Y. Testy, Former Dean of the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, and President and CEO, Law School Admission Council (LSAC); Professor David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, and faculty director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School.

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New appointments consolidate institutional governance and processes

Over the past month, JGU has made several new appointments that aim to improve governance and achieve institutional excellence. These include appointment of Director of Alumni Relations, and Controller and Deputy Controllers of Examinations.

Office of Alumni Relations

Mr. Aman Shah was appointed as Director of the Office of Alumni Relations. In this capacity, Mr. Shah will develop and implement the university alumni relations strategy with the goal of fostering excellent alumni relations by building and strengthening relationships between the University and its community of graduates, students and other stakeholders.

Mr. Shah brings to JGU over 35 years of experience in higher education in leading international universities, including the University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong. He was the Founding Registrar of JGU and played a significant role in the initial institution building initiatives in the University. Mr. Shah returned to JGU in August 2014 and was instrumental in establishing the University’s Quality Assurance & Accreditation Office and International Office, and streamlining these functions. He played a key role in setting up the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), steering it, culminating in the evolution of the Vision, Mission, and Graduate Attributes, and in the implementation of many other quality assurance measures based on international best practices. He contributed substantially in the preparatory works for NAAC accreditation leading to JGU being awarded the highest grade “A” by NAAC.

Mr. Shah holds a Master of Social Sciences degree and Certificate in Education, both from the University of Hong Kong and M.Com. degree from Osmania University. He also completed a Management Development Program at Harvard University.

Examinations Office Controller of Examinations  

Dr. Indranath Gupta, Associate Professor; Assistant Director, Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Law (CIPTEL) at Jindal Global Law School; Co-director of the Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition Law (JIRICO) and Senior Fellow at the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), was appointed as the new Controller of Examinations.

Dr. Gupta joined JGU in July 2012 as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Legal Writing, Mooting & Advocacy Programme at Jindal Global Law School. He holds a LL.B. degree from University of Calcutta; LL.M. (Taught) from the University of Aberdeen, UK; LL.M. (Research) from University of East Anglia, UK and a Ph.D. degree from Brunel University, London.

Dr. Gupta has been a part of the Centre of Postgraduate Legal Studies (CPGLS) and has provided a leadership role in transforming the LL.M. and Ph.D. programmes alongside Professor Sridhar Patnaik, Director, CPGLS. He is one of the founding members of the Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition (JIRICO) and has played a pivotal role in securing a research grant for JGU. Dr. Gupta has played a constructive role in institution building. He has been a part of various committees and sub-committees, including but not limited to JGLS Academic Review Committee, Doctoral Committee, Teaching Allocation sub-committee, Faculty Search Committee, JGLS Committee on Academic Discipline (CAD) and Research Assessment Committee (RAC). He has also served as an Assistant Dean (Student Initiatives).

Deputy Controller of Examination

Dr. Saloni Khanderia, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) was appointed Deputy Controller of Examinations. Her areas of interest and specialisation are the law of the World Trade Organization and Private International Commercial Law. Dr. Khanderia’s doctoral research was entitled “Towards an International Competition Law: An Indian Perspective on Emerging Issues”. Dr. Khanderia joined JGU in July 2017. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg and holds a Ph.D. degree from the National Law University, Delhi; LL.M. from the University of Johannesburg; LL.M. from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru and B.A. LL.B. from Symbiosis Law College, Pune. Prior to joining JGLS, she worked as a Research Associate for around 4 years with the National Law University, Delhi. Dr. Khanderia has several national and international publications to her credit.
Dr. Chitresh Kumar, Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) was also appointed Deputy Controller of Examinations. His areas of interest are urban freight, city logistics, public policy, supply chain management and urban mobility etc.Dr. Kumar joined JGU in July 2017. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and a Ph.D. in Operations Management and Decision Sciences from the XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to joining JGBS, he worked as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte in the areas of Urban Reforms and Smart City initiatives. Earlier he has worked with leading organizations such as PRIMAACS – WAPCOS, SGI Consulting, DHV India and RITES India in the areas of urban & transport planning.

JGLS organises faculty development and syllabus design workshops

Jindal Global Law School organised a two-day faculty development workshop from 30-31 July 2018 on the JGU campus. The faculty development workshop is an annual event at the law school that serves as a platform for members of the faculty to mutually share experiences and ideas on academic life at the university, and interact with invited resource persons. The workshop has been a valuable resource for early-career academics as it aims at squarely addressing challenges faced by teachers in higher education. The theme for the first and second plenary sessions were “How are disciplines localized?” and “Beyond Disciplines and Outside the Academy”.

JGLS also organised a Syllabus Design Workshop 2018 on “Teaching in Troubled Times: Towards Emancipatory Pedagogy” on 27 July 2018 at the Jindal Global Educational and Professional Academy in New Delhi. This was an interdisciplinary workshop where faculty members from across JGU schools participated. The panel consisted of Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University; B.S. Chimni, Professor of International Law, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Radhika Singha Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and G. Arunima Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

JGU hosts public lecture on “State of the Indian Economy” in New York

JGU Vice Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, hosted a public lecture on “State of the Indian Economy” on 16 July 2018 in New York. Professor (Dr.) Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics and Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University, and Former Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Government of India delivered the lecture.

From January 2015 to August 2017, Professor Panagariya served as the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog, Government of India in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. During these years, he also served as India’s G20 Sherpa and led the Indian teams that negotiated the G20 Communiqués during presidencies of Turkey (2015), China (2016) and Germany (2017).

Professor Panagariya is a former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park from 1978 to 2003. During these years, he also worked with the World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.

Professor Panagariya has authored more than fifteen books. His book “India: The Emerging Giant” (2008, OUP, New York) was listed as a top pick of 2008 by The Economist and described as the “definitive book on the Indian economy” by Fareed Zakaria of the CNN. The Economist has described his book “Why Growth Matters” (with Jagdish Bhagwati) as “a manifesto for policymakers and analysts.”

JGU co-hosts Third ‘Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture’

JGU co-hosted the Third Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture 2018 in the partnership with Indian Express on the theme “The Vision of Justice”. The lecture was delivered by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Judge, Supreme Court of India on 12 July 2018 in New Delhi.

The Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture was instituted in 2016 by The Express Group to mark 25 years of the passing of its founder. Former President Pranab Mukherjee delivered the lecture last year, while the first lecture was delivered by then RBI governor Raghuram Rajan.

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JILDEE-JSIA organises Joint Certificate Programme for Central Tibetan Administration officers

Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE) and Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) organised a seven-day joint certificate programme on International Relations for the officers of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) held from 8-14 July 2018.

Since its establishment, JILDEE has offered programmes to mid and senior level career officers in various disciplines including Financial Management, Law and Corporate Governance, Leadership and Professional Development, Project and Process Management, Economics, Marketing and Sales, Technology, Innovation, Strategy, Government and Public Policy, Taxation, Diplomacy, and International Affairs.

JGU awarded Diamond rating by QS I- GAUGE

QS I·GAUGE awarded an overall Diamond rating to JGU after a rigorous audit which spanned over six months. This recognition added another feather in the cap for JGU after being ranked in the band of 251-300 in the 2018 edition of QS BRICS University Rankings released last November. JGU is the youngest University in India to receive both accolades.

Besides awarding JGU with an overall rating, QS I-Gauge has also given the highest possible rating in six areas, namely Teaching and Learning, Employability, Facilities, Social Responsibility, Accreditation and Entrepreneurship.

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JGU Buzz

  • Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Vice Dean, JGLS speaks to Autonoma University in Barcelona on non-violence

  • Dr. Arup K Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, JGLS interviews British author Nick Papadimitriou Dr.+Arup+K+Chatterjee%2C+Assistant+Professor%2C+JGLS+interviews+British+author+Nick+Papadimitriou.pdf

  • Khagesh Gautam, Associate Professor, JGLS speaks to LiveMint about upcoming assembly elections in India

  • JGU Vice Chancellor speaks to The Hindu about private higher education in India

  • JGU signs MoU with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

  • Dr. Pankaj Jha, Assistant Professor, JSIA speaks to Times of India about South China Sea issues

  • Avirup Bose, Associate Professor, JGLS speaks to ET Healthworld about trade margin rationalisation   export/64878647

  • Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen, Associate Professor, JSIA speaks to Daily Tribune about the ICC-Duterte tussle